A 'Chicken Run' Sequel Is Coming To Netflix
Here's something that's going to make you feel old - did you know Chicken Run was released 20 years ago?!
Tweeting about the news this morning, Netflix explained production would be starting next year, so we still have a while to wait - but let's face it, we've been waiting 20 years so what's a bit longer, eh?
Netflix said: "POULTRY NEWS: Exactly 20 years to the day since the original was released, we can confirm there will be a Chicken Run sequel coming to Netflix!!
"Produced by @aardman, production is expected to begin next year. Eggsellent."
Fans first heard there would be a sequel last year, with Will Becher, co-director of Aardman film A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon revealing to Flickering Myth: "Well, all I can tell you is that there were a lot of chickens being made towards the end of our film.
"We have a model-making team and, at one point, it was just full of sheep, but slowly over the course of the following weeks it became overrun with chickens.
"So there is definitely an intention there and it was announced they are in pre-production on a sequel."
In case you need a recap, the original film focussed on a bunch of chickens living on Tweedy Farm with cruel Mr and Mrs Tweedy - who are plotting to turn them all into pies.
Along with the help of Rocky (voiced by Mel Gibson), a rooster who arrives on the farm after escaping from a circus, the chickens, led by Ginger (Julia Sawalha) plan their escape by building and flying their very own plane.
Chicken Run raked in $255 million at the box office when it was released in 2000, and was the highest grossing stop-motion animated film in history.
It still hasn't been confirmed whether Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha will make a return for the sequel, but we're desperate to see what Rocky and Ginger have been up to 20 years on, so fingers crossed.
We do know that original writers Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell are onboard, however, so it definitely seems we're in very good hands.
As long as Babs is coming back then we'll be happy! Bring on 2021...
Featured Image Credit: Aardman Animations/Dreamworks Pictures